Qasem Soleimani

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More Troops Than Thought Had Brain Injuries After Iran Strike

Pentagon says 34 in all, and half are still being evaluated

(Newser) - Iran's retaliatory strike on US troops injured more Americans than thought. The Pentagon on Friday said that 34 service members were diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries, reports the AP . Of those, 17 are still under medical observation. Eight of that group were shipped back to the Walter Reed Medical... More »

Iran's Supreme Leader Calls Trump a 'Clown'

Khamenei delivers first Friday sermon in Tehran in 8 years

(Newser) - In his first Friday sermon in Tehran in eight years, Iran's supreme leader said President Trump is a "clown" who only pretends to support the Iranian people but will "push a poisonous dagger" into their backs. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the mass funerals for Iran's top... More »

Defense Sec. 'Didn't See' Rationale for Trump's Big Move

And other quotes around the Sunday dial

(Newser) - Was there a rationale for killing Iran's top general? Defense Secretary Mark Esper seemed to convey mixed messages Sunday on that hot-button topic, the New York Times reports. On CBS' Face the Nation, Esper cast some doubt on President Trump's claim that he ordered Maj. Gen. Qassim Soleimani'... More »

Protests Erupt After Iran Admits Guilt

And Ukraine is demanding a full apology over downed passenger plane that killed 176 people

(Newser) - Iran's admission that it "unintentionally" shot down a passenger jet this week, killing all 176 on board, hasn't exactly eased tensions. Thousands of angry protesters hit the streets in Iran on Saturday and faced tear gas from riot police, the New York Times reports. Videos show some... More »

Iran Admits 'Unintentionally' Shooting Down Passenger Jet

Officials say it was mistaken for 'hostile target'

(Newser) - Iran announced Saturday that its military "unintentionally" shot down the Ukrainian jetliner that crashed earlier this week , killing all 176 aboard, after the government had repeatedly denied Western accusations that it was responsible. The plane was shot down early Wednesday, hours after Iran launched a ballistic missile attack on... More »

Fight Over War Powers Looms in Congress

Pelosi says vote will be held Thursday

(Newser) - Iran and the US appear to have stepped back from the brink of war—but congressional Democrats still want to make sure President Trump's ability to take action against the country is reined in. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Wednesday that the chamber will vote Thursday on a war... More »

Trump Addresses America on Soleimani, Iran Attack

Says Soleimani's hands were 'drenched in blood'

(Newser) - It's what the AP calls "one of the greatest tests" of Donald Trump's presidency: how to respond to Iran's decision to fire ballistic missiles at two Iraqi bases where US troops are present. And on Wednesday morning, he took to the airwaves from the White House'... More »

Iran: Our Missile Strikes 'a Slap in the Face' to the US

But no reports of US or coalition casualties so far, though Tehran claims dozens

(Newser) - The US military says it is still assessing casualties from Iranian missile strikes on two bases in Iraq that house US and coalition troops—but Tehran claims the impact was devastating. Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei on Wednesday called the barrage of missiles in retaliation for the killing of Gen. Qasem... More »

Iran Says Its 'Fierce Revenge' Has Begun

Trump says 'all is well' after missile attack on Iraq bases

(Newser) - Iran launched Tuesday night what the Revolutionary Guards called "fierce revenge" for the killing of Gen. Qasem Soleimani, striking two air bases housing US troops in Iraq with ballistic missiles. The New York Times reports that Iranian officials said the strikes began at 1:20am Wednesday local time—the... More »

Iran: We Just Fired 'Tens' of Missiles at US Bases

But whether they've done any damage is unclear

(Newser) - Iran struck back at the US for the killing of a top Iranian general early Wednesday, firing a series of surface-to-surface missiles at multiple Iraqi air bases housing US troops and warning the US and its allies in the region not to retaliate. US officials confirmed airstrikes at the al-Asad... More »

Putin Visits Iran Ally Over 'Escalating' Tensions

Russia's president makes his second visit to Syria during its civil war

(Newser) - Russian President Vladimir Putin traveled to Damascus on Tuesday for a meeting with President Bashar Assad, a rare visit that comes amid soaring tensions between Iran and United States following the US drone strike that killed a top Iranian general, the AP reports. While the official statements made during the... More »

Pompeo Puts the Soleimani Killing a Little Differently

As officials debate the intelligence report behind the Iranian general's assassination

(Newser) - Media reports are casting doubt on the Trump administration's claim that it killed Qassem Soleimani in order to stop an "imminent attack." Some unnamed officials and Democratic lawmakers are quoted as saying the Iranian general didn't appear to pose more of a threat than usual. "... More »

Congressman Unapologetic Over Fake Obama Picture

GOP's Paul Gosar defiant after posting doctored photo of ex-president, Iranian President Rouhani

(Newser) - A GOP congressman circulated a fake photo of former President Obama on Monday, showing him shaking hands with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar tweeted the photo, adding the caption, "The world is a better place without these guys in power." The photo has long been... More »

Dozens Die in Stampede at Soleimani Funeral

State TV reports 35 killed

(Newser) - A stampede erupted Tuesday at a funeral procession for a top Iranian general killed in a US airstrike last week, killing 35 people and injuring 48 others, state television reported. According to the report, the stampede took place in Kerman, the hometown of Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qasem Soleimani, as the... More »

Defense Chief Appears at Odds With Trump on Cultural Sites

Esper says they would not be targeted in Iran under 'laws of armed conflict'

(Newser) - President Trump has threatened to hit sites important to Iranian culture "VERY FAST AND VERY HARD" if the country retaliates for the killing of Gen. Qasem Soleimani—but the Pentagon is not backing him up. Defense Secretary Mark Esper ruled out striking Iranian cultural sites Monday, saying, "We... More »

Iran's President to Trump: 'Remember the Number 290'

He warns Trump not to threaten Iran and its cultural sites

(Newser) - Iranian police say millions of people flocked to Tehran for Gen. Qasem Soleimani's Monday funeral, and the AP says it seems that at least 1 million would be an accurate figure based on aerial footage and its own journalists. But in a piece for the Washington Post , Iranian journalist... More »

Trump Vows to Retaliate if Iraq Expels US Troops

'It'll make Iranian sanctions look somewhat tame'

(Newser) - President Trump doubled down on his threat to attack Iranian cultural sites Sunday—and threatened Iraq, as well. The president responded to the Iraqi parliament's vote to expel all US troops by warning that the US could hit them with "sanctions like they've never seen before."... More »

Philippines Ready to Evacuate Workers From Iraq, Iran

Duterte tells military to prepare for deployment

(Newser) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the military to prepare to deploy its aircraft and ships "at any moment’s notice" to evacuate thousands of Filipino workers in Iraq and Iran, reflecting Asia’s growing fears for its citizens amid a potential outbreak of violence in the Middle East.... More »

Federal Site Just Got Hacked

The hackers claim to be Iranian, but the US won't confirm

(Newser) - Looks like Iran has struck back—online, at least. As the world awaits the country's military response to the killing of Gen. Qasem Soleimani, images of an Iranian flag and President Trump getting punched in the face appeared Sunday on a US federal website. "Hacked By Iran Cyber... More »

Iran: The Nuclear Deal Is Done

Another repercussion of the Qassem Soleimani killing

(Newser) - Iran said Sunday it would no longer abide by any of the limits of its unraveling 2015 nuclear deal with world powers after a US airstrike killed a top Iranian general in Baghdad, ending an accord that blocked Tehran from having enough material to build an atomic weapon, the AP... More »

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